Modes and More

7 modes and pentatonic

There are 7 modes: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian. Using these 7 modes we can play a great deal of all the music ever written. Each of these 7 modes has 7 notes. Then pentatonic uses these same modes but leaves out two of the notes.